Springfield Trapdoor Pistol

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by triggersmith, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. triggersmith

    triggersmith New Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    I am in the process of finishing up my version of an old Sherman trapdoor pistol. I saw a photo in Guns of the Old West a while back and being a gun builder, I just had to make one. ATF says I have to have a receiver with no serial numbers to build. I found one and have document to that effect from a qualified company. I installed a 45 LC barrel to reduce the recoil. The lock, trigger guard and receiver are original 1873 trapdoor parts. I will put up some photos as soon as it is finished. Shoots great.
    Any questions about my project can email me at;

  2. Rick O'Shay

    Rick O'Shay New Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Southwest Michigan
    I wouldnt mind seeing it before it was done, it sounds like an awesome project.

  3. Rusty Dusty

    Rusty Dusty New Member

    Feb 13, 2009
    I'm holding the very magazine, I love that gun. Please post some photos, I'd love to see the progression.

    So, you going to try the cartridge conversion on the Patterson as well???

  4. deadin

    deadin Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2006
    I'm curious, where did you find an unnumbered trapdoor receiver??

    In other words, was it originally unnumbered or was the number removed?
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